Geneva’s airport welcomed 13 million passengers in 2011, or over 10% more than in 2010. At the same time, movements (take offs and landings) increased by less than 7%. The cargo business grew by nearly 8%.
Over the course of 2011, Genève Aéroport welcomed 13'130'222 passengers, or 10.52% more than in 2010.
At the same time, total movements rose by 6.61%, to 189'121. This figure confirms a trend whereby the number of take offs and landings increased more slowly than the number of passengers. This is explained by better capacity adjustment by the airlines to meet demand and by better aircraft load factors.
According to still tentative figures, the freight sector grew by 7.8%, with some 46'000 tons of cargo carried by air and 19'200 tons of cargo carried by truck.
Genève Aéroport’s good results in 2011 are partly the result of the dynamism of the natural attraction of the Geneva basin as an industrial, economic, financial, political, diplomatic and tourist location.
Also, the addition of new routes and more flights on existing routes boosted attendance at the airport both on arrival (inbound) and departure (outbound).
These figures also confirm the relevance of the strategy pursued by the management of the airport: major investment to renovate, expand and modernize the facilities, and also the commercial policy pursued vis-à-vis the operators, continue to make the airport more attractive.
Genève Aéroport’s good health, as displayed at the end of 2011, enables it to make a calm start to a 2012 that looks set to be more difficult for all the actors in the aviation sector, with growth that will doubtless be very slow.